November 2012


Colin Farrell

Once upon a time, the actor provided the paparazzi with endless material: supermodel arm candy, a sex tape with a Playboy centerfold, and plenty of drunken escapades. These days the 36-year-old vet is all about earning sweat equity—by working himself mercilessly in films like this month's Seven Psychopaths and relentlessly purifying himself in the heat of the sauna. How a legendary Hollywood bad boy learned to give a schvitz.

The Art of Collecting

It takes more than money to amass a great collection (though you'll certainly need it). Newcomers to the art world also require access, expertise, and etiquette. That's where we've got you covered: From purchase protocols to networking tips to the best ways to display your pieces, here are the rules for becoming a savvy collector.

Can Man Survive On Fruit Alone?

A growing number of people claim an all-fruit diet holds the key to slimmer waistlines, faster running times, and greater mental clarity. Are these raw worshippers on the path to better health—or simply bananas?

Sweater Weather

The words soft and chunky are unflattering when they describe a physique but highly appealing when applied to this indispensable autumn layer.

Military Precision

Add a little stylish structure to your fall wardrobe with a uniform-inspired coat or blazer.
Last Call

Alicia Keys

The R&B superstar on getting name-checked by Bob Dylan, what's hidden in her closet, and why she doesn't mind being serenaded on the streets.
Know + Tell


Why high-end assemble-it-yourself furniture is the clever design trend of the moment.


Six sexy statement pieces that anyone can put together in a snap—no screws, no glue, no headaches.


Ditch those fruity pumpkin ales for robust smoked beers, which pair well with hearty fall food. Plus: a delicious mixer with a funny name.


Now that they've conquered the city streets, America's top food trucks are opening brick-and-mortar restaurants. Plus: an app for finding the tastiest recipes.


Size doesn't matter. These tiny hotels offer the ultimate luxury: a well-appointed, free-standing room of one's own.


Forget Nascar—Formula One is the gold standard of car racing, and it's coming to our shores. Here are the drivers (and lingo) to know.

The Comeback

Whether she's handcuffing perps on TV or kung fu fighting with RZA on the big screen, Lucy Liu is sizzling again.


Meet the new class of political pundits vying for your election-coverage vote. Plus: how the McCain-Palin bunch have fared as media personalities.

The Big Idea

In this month's Life of Pi, Suraj Sharma becomes the latest total unknown who's been asked to carry a would-be blockbuster. Why do directors love betting on unproven talent to deliver box-office gold?

The Yes List

Five things in culture we emphatically endorse this month.


As he gets ready to release his fifth album, Street King Immortal, 50 Cent sounds off on his newfound blue-collar ethos, his second career as a boxing impresario, why he's getting rid of all his tattoos, and what it's like to be Robert De Niro's boss.

The Purchase

The denim brand Simon Miller makes the kind of perfectly weathered, well-crafted jeans every man should own.


Go beyond the usual suspects this winter and invest in one of these appealing statement coats that put a fresh twist on old styles.


Monochromatic gray timepieces that add an unexpected, sleek note to your wrist.


Already a rising arts and dining enclave, downtown Los Angeles is becoming a first-rate shopping mecca, too.


Micro-patterned shirts are an overlooked way to bring pizzazz to a solid suit or jacket.


Lulu Gainsbourg, the youngest son of Serge, shares his insights on style, music, and life as he readies a star-studded tribute to his pop.


Gatsby-era hairstyles are all the rage this winter. Here's how to get the look. Plus: why guys should brush their hair every day.
The Body


For a truly hot body, think cold—very cold. Why freezing your assets may be the key to a great physique.


Want to get in peak condition? With a new look, a host of celebrity enthusiasts, and the promise of head-to-toe toning, climbing is back on top.


Introducing maca, the energy-and-libido-boosting powder Hollywood power players and fashion-world insiders are stirring into their smoothies.

News & Notes

All the trends, stats, and tips to make you fit.


Keep it classy at the gym by following these new rules of exercise etiquette, straight from the mouths of trainers.


These temples of fitness and wellness science from around the world are as awe-inspiring as the bodies they help build.
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